Contents tagged with Ukrainian Weapons

  • Ukrainian general: Ratio of Javelin missile systems to Russian tanks in the Donbas is 1 to 3, but Ukraine has thousands of its own anti-tank systems

    The ratio of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems to tanks in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is approximately 1 to 3, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine also has Corsar and Stugna systems, as stated by ex-deputy head of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Igor Romanenko, in an interview with InfoResist.

    “There are 210 missiles in two corps of the so-called republic. There are about 700 tanks and more than 1,000 armored vehicles. Additionally, I'm not saying that they can be used on …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko orders to start industrial production of new Vilkha missiles

    During the final tests in the Kherson region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered to start industrial production of the Vilkha (Alder) missile system in 2018, the Presidential press service reports.

    When asked why this is so important, the president explained, "Not only because the Ukrainian army will finally receive high-precision weapons, which will significantly improve the effectiveness of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is also important because the Vilkha missile …

  • Ukraine conducts first successful cruise missile launch test

    On January 30, Ukraine conducted the first successful flight tests of the new Ukrainian ground-based cruise missile, which is capable of destroying ground and water targets with precision.

    This was reported by National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov in a statement published on NSDC website after the completion of the tests.

    According to Turchynov, the missile is entirely the work of Ukrainian engineers from the state enterprise KB Luch, in collaboration with …

  • Ukraine tests new air defense missile system

    The Ukrainian scientific-production company, Radionix, and state-run Luch Design Bureau, both of which are part of the Oboronprom military industrial concern, have conducted test missile launches from the upgraded S-125M Pechora surface-to-air defense system, according to a Facebook statement published by Luch.

    The tests were run with an upgraded 5V27D-М2 missile equipped with a dynamic radar self-guidance module. According to the statement, “on the first segment of the route after the launch …

  • Ukraine completes factory testing of new infantry fighting vehicle

    The Zhytomyr Armored Plant that is part of the Ukroboronprom state military industrial company has completed a full cycle of industrial testing for the new BMP-1UMD (infantry fighting vehicle - IFV).

    The new armored fighting vehicle is a thoroughly revamped earlier version BMP-1, and is equipped with a modern combat module, a digital fire-control system, and powered by a German Deutz engine, according to information provided on the Ukroboronprom website.    

    The military enterprise states …

  • Ukrainian analogue to Russian Armata tank was patented

    A competitor to the Russian Armata tank, the Ukrainian Tirex tank, was patented in Ukraine. A patent for the development was published on the website of National Industrial Portal.

    Similar to the Armata, the Tirex will be equipped with an armored capsule with seats for three crew members, as well as an uninhabited tower. The tank will be equipped with 125-millimeter guns with a remotely controlled automatic loading mechanism and machine guns, as well as Nizh and Duplet explosive reactive armor. …